Highway to Heaven

Season 2 Episode 12

The Good Doctor

Aired Unknown Dec 18, 1985 on NBC

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  • Marvelous work by Constantine and Young

    Michael Constantine did a terrific job as the alcoholic doctor. His character was not at all stereoptyped, and displayed a wide range of emotion. He displayed genuine sympathy when star football player Alex Carpenter begs him for a clean bill of health. When Jonathan confronts him about Alex's pain pill addiction, Constantine projected a very intimidating and forceful defensiveness. In the hospital, his tears were truly moving without a trace of phoniness.

    Ray Young was outstanding as the drug-addicted pro football star who fears losing his position with the team to a young recruit. This part could so easily have lapsed into stereotype. But Young, like Constantine, created a multi-dimensional character that was very moving to watch.

    Michael Landon's climactic scene with Alex was brilliant. I would never have expected an angel to literally bully an addict into finding his pills. It was one of the best scenes in the episode.
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